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COMP27911: Industrial Experience Preparation (2008-2009)

This is an archived syllabus from 2008-2009

Industrial Experience Preparation
Level: 2
Pre-requisites: No Pre-requisites
Co-requisites: No Co-requisites
Lectures: 9 hours
Course lecturer: not assignedAdditional staff: view all staff


The course unit aims to support and train students in the BCS Professional Development Scheme and Logbook documentation procedures, and to develop career management planning skills.

Academic knowledge

Understand how to record their placement tasks and responsibilities through Career Development Plans.
Benchmark their responsibilities and competence against BCS performance standards.
Understand how completed Logbooks are assessed by the School and can be validated by the BCS.

Intellectual skills

'Forward plan' their placement learning and consider how to manage professional and personal development issues.


Overview of the BCS Professional Development Scheme, begin Personal Development Planning.
Personal Development Planning for skills set audit.
Managing your placement experience, former placement students, tips for success.
Completing the Career Development Plan, reviewing and comparing CDPs.
Benchmarking against the ISM: mapping CDP to job descriptions.
Validation, employer reviews, and submitting the Logbook.